The Ten Best HDTVs – Top Rated.

Posted: November 7, 2010 in All Categories, Apps, Firmware, Gadgets, Gaming, hardware, Home Tech
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You’ve been watching television all of your life, and all of a sudden, along comes HDTV (High Definition TV). This new technology might seem incredibly costly, confusing, and unnecessary but it doesn’t need to be an incomprehensible morass of technical terms, jargon, and marketing hype. Believe it or not, it’s pretty darn simple: HDTV simply gives a better picture. Whether you want an ultra-thin LCD, a plasma set, a budget-friendly DLP, or even a 3D TV, here is the list of top-rated television for you.

First you need to figure out which type of television to get: Do you want the deep dark blacks that plasma does best? Or would you rather have a slim, energy-efficient LED-backlit model you can mount on a wall? How about a budget-friendly big-screen DLP with 3D? Then you need to settle on a brand, a screen size, and your must-have features. No small feat, but the 10 best HDTVs list is a good place to start.

Samsung PNC8000 series

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The First Choice is looking @ Samsung PNC8000 Series, that one that stands out is Samsung’s PN58C8000 58-inch 3D-ready plasma HDTV delivers top-notch picture quality, is beautifully designed, and comes with a wealth of Web apps. Highlights include bright-room performance, color accuracy, and video processing. The Price Tag ranges from $1500 upto $2500.

Panasonic TC-PVT20/25 series

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The 3D TV on this list is also one of the best 2D HDTVs. This plasma’s overall black-level performance beats that of any of the other sets on this list (even after they fade slightly), and its improved THX mode and antiglare screen up the ante from 2009. And yes, 3D glasses are included. The Price Tag ranges from $1500 upto $2500.

Sony Bravia KDL-55HX800

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The 55-inch LED-backlit Bravia KDL-55HX800 delivers solid 3D imagery, and an even-better 2D picture. Features are plentiful, but you’ll pay dearly for this cutting-edge HDTV. Current Price: $2,600

Samsung LN55C650

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There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s 55-inch LN55C650 LCD HDTV, from its outstanding HD and SD picture quality to its well-stocked catalog of interactive Web apps. Current Price: $1,700

LG 47LE5500

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A slim and good-looking 47-inch HDTV featuring power-saving LED backlighting, the LG 47LE5500 features accurate colors, and offers a nice assortment of widgets and other interactive Web goodies. And now that you can get it for about 25 percent off the list price, it’s even more attractive. Current Price: $1,500

Vizio XVT553SV

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Vizio’s 55-inch XVT553SV LED HDTV delivers big-screen goodness and a strong feature set at a very reasonable price. Current Price: $1,700

LG Infinia 47LX9500

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With its slender profile, ultra-thin bezel, and edge-to-edge glass, LG’s 47-inch LED- backlit HDTV is a thing of beauty. And with solid 2D and 3D image quality and deep blacks, the picture isn’t bad either. It’s just a little pricey for a 47-inch set. Current Price: $2,700

Mitsubishi WD-60738

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The 60-inch Mitsubishi WD-60738 delivers lots of screen real estate at a very reasonable price. The set’s 3D-image quality is outstanding, but since it’s a DLP TV, its bulky and has some uniformity and viewing-angle issues. Current Price: $1,400

Sharp Aquos LC-52LE820UN

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With its Quattron line, Sharp is the first HDTV manufacturer to add a fourth color to the traditional RGB filter. When we tested the Aquos LC-52LE820UN we liked its accurate, bright, colorful, picture, but we dinged the set for its lofty $3K price tag. But now you can get it for almost half-off list price. Current Price: $1,700

Toshiba 55UX600U

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An energy efficient 55-inch LED-backlit HDTV, Toshiba’s 55UX600U delivers good high- and standard-definition image quality along with a wealth of Web features. But if you’re planning on doing a lot of dark-room movie viewing, this isn’t the set for you. Current Price: $1,500

Panasonic TC-PG20/25 series

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This TV’s deep black levels, accurate color, and the typical uniformity advantages of plasma over LCD–excellent off-angle fidelity, uniform brightness, and color across the screen–will tempt videophiles. Its lower price than others on the list will tempt everyone else. The Price Tag ranges from $1000 upto $1500.

And Finally follow this Simple 10 tips while shopping for your HDTV this festive season:

1. Genuine HDTV? A minimum of 1280 x 720 pixels — or little points of light — means you’re in genuine HDTV waters, while EDTVs (enhanced definition TV), offer lower resolutions. Make sure you go with true HDTV. And absolutely make sure the set has at least one HDMI connection port that supports 1080p and supports HDCP, the connection and protocol that guarantees you’ll be able to plug in a Blue-Ray or HD-DVD DVD player, as well as receive and view copy protected broadcasts.

2. Slim is in. The popular plasma type HDTVs tout generally “truer blacks” when it comes to contrast, while LCD, which costs more per inch, is typically brighter. Huge, boxy, rear projection sets are cheap, but the viewing angle and brightness can be spotty. Consider an HDTV projector if you want to fill a whole wall. Lastly, experts agree that “tube” type HDTVs have the best picture, and apart from the fact they’re a dying breed, you’ll need to recruit half a football team to haul one into the house.

3. My favorite movie. Test drive potential HDTV purchases with your own DVD. Colorful, fast-moving titles like “Pirates of the Caribbean” work best. Pay special attention to the set’s ability to handle quick action without the picture breaking up. A faster “response rate” means no blocky pixels when watching the Super Bowl. And be ready for a little shocker: Channels that are not broadcast in HD won’t look very pretty and some will look downright ugly, because the poor quality of standard broadcast gets magnified – and uglified – by your new, super-sharp screen.

4. How hi is up? Cable channels that offer HD generally broadcast in 720p, which is great quality, while some transmit in 1080i, which is even higher, though many debate on whether it’s actually better. Most HDTVs offer some or all of three resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080i. Some of the latest HDTVs are beginning to offer 1080p, but they cost more. Get at least 720p and 1080i capability in your choice.

5. Tune in or out? To grab free, local high-def network channels over the air with an antenna, make sure your HDTV has a built-in tuner. For beyond-basic cable or satellite subscribers, consider an HDTV-capable “display,” or “monitor,” which leaves out the built-in tuner to save some bucks.

6. Good connections. While most HDTVs have component (red, green and blue) video inputs to connect to your cable, satellite tuner and DVD player, double check to make sure. Two or more sets means no swapping cables between cable and DVD and Xbox 360, for instance. Also, I repeat — make sure your new HDTV has an HDMI input with HDCP support — the connection and anti-piracy combo that future-proofs your purchase for years to come.

7. Plugging in. Connect your gear together using the highest resolution connections possible. DVI/HDMI is highest, followed by component, S-Video, plain Video-in, and finally the lowliest of low-quality lows, old fashioned Coax. HDTV cable and video games require at least the component connection, while hi-def Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players will plug in to the HDMI port for the highest resolution possible.

8. Wide or Not. You can choose between showing bars on either side of a non-widescreen program so that the image looks correct, or you can zoom it to fill the screen. But doing so will squash and widen people and objects. Experiment with the TV’s remote, and your cable or satellite box’s remote, to attain the best look.

9. Make Adjustments. HDTVs ship from the factory with the settings cranked up high in order to show off on the showroom floor. At home, kick things down a few notches by choosing the built-in picture preset settings like “Sports,” or “Vivid,” or “Natural.” Tune to a program with dark and light scenery (or use a DVD), to help find the picture-perfect balance.

10. Surrounded by Sound. Now that you’re feasting your eyes on a super hi-def picture, don’t forget the sound. HDTV boasts Cineplex-like surround sound – providing you have a receiver and speaker system to hear it. Those “Home Theater in a Box” systems have DVD players built-in, or consider a separate receiver and speaker system if you plan to buy a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player. And make sure to use the “optical” or “digital audio” sound outputs from your HDTV cable or satellite or video game box when you connect to the receiver – that way you’re sure to be surround by the best possible sound around.

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